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Charles Dickens

Transcript: The Young Charles Charles John Huffman Dickens - February 7, 1812 - Portsmouth, England - John and Elizabeth Dickens Schooling ~ Ended age 15 ~ Mother taught him to read ~ Went to work in a factories * Father was in prison for debt Similarity Oliver began working age 9 Dickens began working age 15 Little to no schooling Personal Life Career Died June 9, 1870 - Stroke Often compared to Shakespeare - variety, color, energy and life within his characters Oliver was born an orphan (Dickens 9) (Dickens 200) (James 11) Works Cited “Charles Dickens.” 2012. 29 Mar 2012 Collins, K. K. "Dickens, Charles." The World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 5. Chicago, IL: World Book, 2009. 187-89. Print. Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2002. Print. James, Elizabeth. "Early Childhood and The Inimitable Boz." Charles Dickens. New York: Oxford UP, 2004. Print. - 1837 - 1839 - "Attack on London's mistreatment of the poor" (Collins 188) Oliver = Poverty (Collins 188) (Collins 188) The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Dickens = Poverty Contrast - Married Catherine Hogarth April 1836 - 10 children - Story of Mary Sister of Catherine Died 1837 Charles Dickens (James 7) ("Charles Dickens.") (Dickens 5) - First literary success - written between 1836 and 1837 (Collins 188) Wrote 20 novels, sketches, travel books, nonfiction works (Collins 188-189) ("Charles Dickens.") Oliver Twist Similarity

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